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May 14, 2019
The Scrapatch Studio ~ Two Rooms ~ One Purpose from Life in the Scrapatch

The Sewing & Design Room

This nice squishy mat for standing on while quilting is a new addition,
a Mother's Day gift from one of my sons.

This reorganization has been approved by Scrapatch Quilty Kitties,
my every helpful assistants.

New List of Goals:

(1) Finishing our Dream Big Quilt,

(2) Loading another quilt on our long arm,

(3) Catching up with some block piecing,

and most important ...

Just Having Fun! 

Have a Happy Quilty Monday! 

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April 27, 2019
The Right Katitude from Life in the Scrapatch

Four Katitide Blocks for four birthday friends.

I cut a few of these and put the in baggies and then follow my own

Katitude Block Tutorial

My personal katitude is a gray today.
It is raining and cold.
The windows are closed.
The heat is on.

I am still waiting for my long arm.

Katniss looks confused and is saying, 
"What is happening here in our favorite room?"

While I am waiting I am packing up and moving out everything in the old sewing room
so there is room to set up my new baby.
This photo was taken late ...

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April 20, 2019
I Like Thursday # 8 ~ I Like New Adventures from Life in the Scrapatch

My Quilty Kitties say it is time to take a leap into our new quilty adventures.

Many of you have been very encouraging following  


I really appreciate the supportive words.  

Yesterday I was at a standstill, because the next step is to dismantle my cutting table
and the recommissioned desktop is much too heavy for me to move by myself.
My hubby had an appointment today before work.
Tomorrow may not be much better,
It may have to wait for Friday or Saturday.
That is okay.

Maestro said ...

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January 30, 2019
Sewing ~ With Cat ~ Part 2 ~ Plus 1 from Life in the Scrapatch

My Quilty Kitties and I are working on something ...

... "sew pawsome"!

Nutmeg helped me choose the right fabrics. 

Maestro helped me work on the placement and the design.  

Such good sewing room helpers I have. 

Together we actually did get some sewing done. 

Maestro says "Time to play with the kitties."

We hope to have this project ready to show you tomorrow.

It is getting very cold here.

Not as cold as the midwest,
but the arctic blast is spreading into the northeast.

Stay warm and safe and quilty, everyone. 


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January 29, 2019
Sewing ~ With Cat from Life in the Scrapatch

See the look in those eyes that say "Mine!"

See those claws?

See those little sharp teeth?

Maestro and I are playing with these pretty fabrics today ...

We are working on a project I am not supposed to show until Valentine's Day.

If you are working on it, too, you are probably wondering 
what part of the pattern called for this cut.

The answer is "No where."

I am doing my usual obsessive, compulsive thing 
where I have to put my own twist on the boxed design.
I actually prefer to call it "being creative"
but it is what ...

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January 12, 2019
When you want to sew ... from Life in the Scrapatch

... and the cat says ... 

 "... Play with me!" 

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August 8, 2018
How I am Spending My Summer Vacation ~ Part 3 from Life in the Scrapatch

Getting ready to get Back-to-Sew!

Moving back into my sewing room is going well.
I am still organizing, although I have done some sewing.
Had to make sure my machine was up and running after she moved back in! 

While sorting my  huge stash of fabrics and old magazines and patterns,
I found this gem ...

American Patchwork and Quilting, April 2008, Issue 91
This was a great issue.

I love the cover quilt, which is called "Two of A Kind"
and in featured in the 30's prints l
and also in soft summer batiks.

The pattern is a interesting ...

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July 25, 2018
How I Am Spending My Summer Vacation ~ Part 1 from Life in the Scrapatch

Time to move back into my sewing room!

Son #2 moved out again.
I will miss seeing him all the time,
but I am happy to move my sewing mess out of my dining room.
Nutmeg is new to this sewing room thing.
She is actually missing my Matty. 

There is one piece of furniture left from my daughter's
youth bedroom set, an old storage/TV unit,
that I will fill with fabric and stuff again.
The shelf ledges used to hold her photos and trophies and treasures.
Soon they will hold my sewing notions.

Maestro is not sure ...

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July 9, 2018
Nutmeg Says from Life in the Scrapatch

Nutmeg says, "Good Morning, Mommy!  
Time to work on our new quilt?
I got up before you so I decided to get started."

"Maestro says 'Me, too!'"

"Do you like new arrangement of the blocks?"

"Maestro helped!"

"These fabrics are sew nice and soft and colorful."

"What is the bag of trim scraps for?
Can I play with it?"

"We love to help you, Mommy!"

... signed, Nutmeg <3 

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May 30, 2018
A New Quilty Project from Life in the Scrapatch

This beautiful orange floral from
Victoria Findlay Wolfe's "Mostly Manor" Collection
is my favorite fabric in my stash.

Now what could these pretties be for?

Quilty Kitty Maestro knows.

Time to sew!

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March 26, 2018
Remembering My Butterfly from Life in the Scrapatch


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January 24, 2018
I Heart Fabric! from Life in the Scrapatch

I <3 Fabric!

Sew I am sewing for the ...


I have a small stash of Valentine and heart themed fabrics,
some old, some newer,
some left from previous projects,
some never opened.

All well fondled.

What shall I choose?

Deciding on a project proved even more difficult.

My quilty muse had too many ideas and changed directions a few times. 

Maestro finally said, "No more thinking! Time to choose, cut and sew!"

"Do I have to do this myself?
Here is a bobbin.  We need pink thread ...

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October 19, 2017
Feline The Fabric! from Life in the Scrapatch

I am "feline" the fabric today!

I admit it. 
I am a fabric lover.
I just love the moment when the new fabric arrives,
especially a shiny bundle to unwrap and enjoy.

The bundle is 

The black print is 

The Moda Bella Solids  from my stash
are Betty's Pink, Raspberry and Gray.

Apprentice Quilty Kitty Nutmeg joined me in my fabric appreciation today.

This fabric is quilty kitty approved 
for a special new surprise project.

I will not use it all.

I shall pick and chose ...

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October 10, 2017
And Then There Were Three ... from Life in the Scrapatch

Meet Nutmeg!

Nutmeg came to us from
in nearby Salem, NH,
where she was then named Brooklyn,
who came there from 
in South Carolina.

As you know, in July,

we adopted Maestro at SARL
to fill the empty place left in our home and hearts
when My Butterfly crossed the rainbow bridge in March.

Katniss, who feels very secure in our hearts and home, was very accepting
of this new little sister.
As Maestro grew and became more active we soon decided she
 needed a playmate who could keep up with her non stop ...

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September 25, 2017
Monday Making from Life in the Scrapatch

 More  Sundrops 

This photo was taken with bright early morning sun shining into my quilty corner.
For the beginning of autumn, we have had a return 
to sunny, dry and very hot summery weather.

I pieced the back of my quilt ...

with a little help from my quilty kitty helpers ...

Katniss  helped with
measure twice, cut once.

Maestro helped with ... hmmm ... everything?

We are quilting.

My quilty kitties and I are sew looking forward to
showing you our new quilt.
The reveal is at the end of this week.

Until then,

Maestro says "No Peeking!"

Linking up with all the ...

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